Grant Activity

Since its inception in 2002 through 2016, the Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation has awarded grants totaling $7,289,251 to 32 agencies or organizations. These funds have supported worthy projects or programs which address healthcare needs in eastern Union County – a sample of which are as follows:

  • Jewish Family Services of Central NJ to fund increased staffing and transportation to help decrease social isolation and depression of the frail elderly.
  • Jefferson Park Ministries, Inc. to support the expansion of food pantry services to include health screenings and health awareness workshops.
  • The Elizabethport Presbyterian Center, Inc. to support the expansion of a senior outreach program that provides case management, informational workshops and support groups relating to healthcare.
  • Trinitas Health Foundation to provide funds in support of the acquisition of digital mammogram equipment for Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
  • Trinitas Health Foundation to help underwrite the cost of construction of a 23-bed inpatient oncology unit at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
  • Josephine's Place, Elizabeth, NJ to support the addition of part-time staff to oversee and expand the development of health education activities and programs for women and children in the City of Elizabeth.
  • Trinitas School of Nursing to fund the purchase of SimMan, a wireless high-fidelity human patient simulator.
  • YMCA of Eastern Union County to fund expansion of a comprehensive childhood obesity program.
  • Community Access Unlimited to support the development and evaluation of a biopsychosocial assessment tool for people with developmental disabilities transitioning to independent living settings.
  • National Kidney Foundation to help support the cost of a free public health screening to identify those at risk of kidney disease in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
  • YWCA of Eastern Union County to provide creative arts therapy, counseling, and case management for children who have been affected by domestic violence.
  • Family and Children's Services to support at-risk youth counseling services.
  • Center for Hope to support the purchase of portable computers to improve the efficiency of the management of hospice care in the home.
  • Kean University to help fund a program to provide opportunities for children with autism spectrum disorders to develop the social/programmatic skills necessary to live well-rounded, enjoyable lives.

Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation Funds Distribution of Infant CPR Kits

(see photo above) The Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation has provided a $10,000 grant that will distribute 350 Infant CPR Anytime kits to parents of newborns in Elizabeth, NJ. The program was introduced at the Family Health Clinic of Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth by Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Bill Thompsen, Senior Vice President of Health Strategies of the American Heart Association, and David A. Fletcher, President of the Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation.

The American Heart Association Infant CPR Anytime kit enables new parents, grandparents, siblings and babysitters to learn in just 22 minutes the core skills of CPR and relief of choking. Infant CPR Anytime is an at-home, video-based, self-directed training kit that can be used over and over without the need of a certified professional facilitator.

"Trinitas provides a wide range of cardiac care services through cardiac prevention and cardiac care, and it is fitting that we join the American Heart Association in this crucial outreach," noted Mr. Horan during his remarks. "We know that the generosity of the Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation will make a positive impact on the shockingly high statistics of young children who suffer cardiac arrest each year. These CPR Kits will educate hundreds of young families and help them respond quickly to cardiac emergencies if and when they arise."

The American Heart Association reports that nearly 300,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, 80 percent of which occur at home. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time, including children. In fact, an estimated 5,800 children 18 years old-and-under suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year from all causes, including trauma, cardiovascular causes and sudden infant death syndrome.